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Undecided 44%
Elizabeth Warren20%
Joe Biden16%
Bernie Sanders10%
Pete Buttigieg5%

Response to ehrnst (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:07 PM

8. Like most tweets, that's a small part of the story


Of course, even one reporter's take on an event is not the whole story, but you could have at least gone to Michelle Merlin's actual article on the Fox News Town Hall before jumping to unwarranted conclusions:


Even the title counters your message, ehrnst: "Some were fans, some were foes, all had eyes and ears for Bernie Sanders at Fox News Town Hall." She finds similar numbers of supporters and opposition to interview:

Not everyone at the event was a Bernie supporter.

Janis Mikofsky, of Allentown, is a conservative and a Trump supporter. She wanted to see how Sanders would answer tough questions, and believes Trump would wipe the floor with Sanders in a debate.

“Socialists can’t come up with facts to back their theology,” she said. “It results in misery.”

Joe Basrawi, of Allentown, said before the town hall that he supports Donald Trump. He likes lower taxes, a strong military and strong national security.

The Kutztown University student had the night’s first question, asking Sanders, who made his tax returns public Monday, whether he’d pay his fair share of taxes and whether he plans to apply his policies to top earners.

Sanders didn’t win him over, Basrawi said.

“I think it’s important to hear out other people’s vision and know this guy is a serious presidential candidate,” he said.

No apology forthcoming.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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